Jets go on late run with pro hockey traveler

The Winnipeg Jets aren't setting the National Hockey League on fire this season, but they now have won three straight games with the continental pro hockey traveling championship, and they could end the year with it.

College basketball

College basketball

South Carolina captures
women's basketball corn

Carolina rebounds for men's basketball long title

South Carolina led steadily throughout Sunday's national title game against Mississippi State, winning the women's national basketball traveling championship and giving Head Coach Dawn Staley another huge achievement.The North Carolina Tar Heels took the national college men's traveling championship to the final game a year ago, and lost it. This year, they came to the final game empty handed and left it with the title.


Baseball

College basketball

Baseball bonanza!

UConn finally falls after 73 traveler defenses

Baseball season is here, and so is a review of all the big championships from 2016, including the traveling titles in the two leagues and across big league baseball. Who is promoted for 2017, and who is relegated? Check out the reviews of the ordinal divisions from 2016. And we've got the Joe Cronin League, the Chub Feeney League, the Bud Selig East, the Bud Selig West, the Warren Giles League, the Lee MacPhail League, the Happy Chandler West and the Happy Chandler East.The University of Connecticut ended its long stewardship of the national traveling championship of women's college basketball, losing to Mississippi State Friday night in the national semifinals. The Bulldogs become the first team to win this championship.


Baseball

Pro basketball

A new way to regionalize baseball standings

Clippers eye Wizards
in second tier showdown

Here is a plan for realigning baseball that makes some regional sense. It places each team in three divisions at the same time.The San Antonio Spurs, promoted this season to the First Division, have stormed through the top level with a 13-3 record, already clinching the championship. Meanwhile, the Clippers can clinch promotion, and the Second Division championship, with a win Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.


College basketball

College basketball

Jittery men's traveler changes four times in four games

UCLA leads men's college basketball short corn

The NCAA Tournament has seen the long version of the men's college basketball traveling championship change owners four times in four games.  If Gonzaga beats South Carolina Saturday, that will set a new record for consecutive games in which the championship changes hands.The traveling championship in college basketball that only covers the regular season, which we may call the "short" Ear of Corn, now belongs to UCLA, and for the third time. As the 2016-17 season ended, UCLA also had more wins in this championship than anyone else.


Pro hockey

Baseball

Best among best: Hawks
to win second consecutive
First Division title

Playoff push takes Dodgers
to First Division title

The Chicago Blackhawks have all but sealed up their second First Division championship in the second year of this ordinal arrangement. And the young Toronto Maple Leafs, Fourth Division also-rans last season, are winning their way to promotion.The Dodgers won their first title in the First Division in 2016, rallying past the Washington Nationals during the playoffs to break open a five-way race.


Pro football

College football

Patriots still, by far, the top
pro football Ear of Corn team
in 21st century

Bama leads Corn all-time,
but Clemson can move up

The 21st century has belonged to the New England Patriots in so many ways, so why not one more? The Patriots are the runaway winner in the pro football Ear of Corn since it was first tracked with the 2000 season.With a six-game title run in 2016, Alabama solidified its hold as the best team historically for the Ear of Corn traveling championship in college football, which began in 1979. But the holder of the title now is Clemson. And it remains that no coach has won more of these games than you know who.


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